Re: [PATCH] tty: serial: qcom_geni_serial: Fix wrap around of TX buffer

From: Ryan Case
Date: Wed Dec 19 2018 - 13:53:19 EST

On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 10:50 AM Evan Green <evgreen@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 10:17 AM Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Before commit a1fee899e5bed ("tty: serial: qcom_geni_serial: Fix
> > softlock") the size of TX transfers was limited to the TX FIFO size,
> > and wrap arounds of the UART circular buffer were split into two
> > transfers. With the commit wrap around are allowed within a transfer.
> > The TX FIFO of the geni serial port uses a word size of 4 bytes. In
> > case of a circular buffer wrap within a transfer the driver currently
> > may write an incomplete word to the FIFO, with some bytes containing
> > data from the circular buffer and others being zero. Since the
> > transfer isn't completed yet the zero bytes are sent as if they were
> > actual data.
> >
> > Handle wrap arounds of the TX buffer properly and ensure that words
> > written to the TX FIFO always contain valid data (unless the transfer
> > is completed).
> >
> > Fixes: a1fee899e5bed ("tty: serial: qcom_geni_serial: Fix softlock")
> > Signed-off-by: Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Oh nice, so this did end up being your problem with corrupt
> characters? Strange though, I still would have expected this bug to
> result in inserted serial characters, rather than edited ones.
> Either way, this looks good to me.
> Reviewed-by: Evan Green <evgreen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

UART bluetooth firmware downloads consistently working for me again.

Tested-by: Ryan Case <ryandcase@xxxxxxxxxxxx>